There’s never been a more perfect match than Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma and Japanese snacks from Bokksu. If you’re a fan of the popular anime, keep reading on to find out which snacks best represent your favorite Food Wars! characters!
Soma Yukihira, our Food Wars protagonist, is an energetic, positive, and confident personality who is always down for a challenge. If there were a Japanese candy that best mirrored his aura, it would definitely be the Handmade Itotemari Candy Mix. Much like how Soma always pays close attention to his cooking perfections, these beautiful candies have been handcrafted with care to emulate itotemari, or traditional embroidered balls used in children’s games. Plus, Soma would certainly appreciate the wide range of flavors these candy balls cover, including peach, melon, grape, mikan, quince, and more.
Everyone’s favorite heroine, Erina Nakiri, can be a tough character to root for at first, but once you get past her pompous and conceited shell, you can’t help but love her. Similar to her Japanese snack counterpart, the OFU Smoked Crackers And Peanuts: Salt And Lemon, she’s a hard nut to crack but also has an unexpectedly sweet center. This combo of smoked crackers and peanuts are salty and zesty, with a hint of sweet lemon flavor as well. And if that weren’t satisfying enough, these snacks are made with the wheat gluten alternative to tofu known as ofu, so you can indulge all day long!
Kind, gentle, and level-headed, it’s easy for Ryoko Sakaki to remind you of your favorite comfort food, which is why her Japanese snack equivalent is the Amaou Strawberry Kirara Sandwich Cookie. These delicious cookies are made with a delectable strawberry cream filled and corn flake filling layered in between two pink strawberry cookie crackers, and are sure to transport you right back to afternoons at Grandma’s house!
Who doesn’t love a character (or a snack) with spunk? Yuki Yoshino is a consistently cheerful Polar Star Dormitory resident, and an exceptionally loyal friend through and through. For a snack that will always have your back like Yuki, try the Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako. These cloud-like puffs are made from pounded 100% Japanese mochigome rice and are prepared with a secret process to give the outer layer the perfect crispy texture while still maintaining the fluffy, airy inside. Afterwards, the mochi are finished with a dusting of kinako powder made from roasted Hokkaido soybeans to give them their signature nutty flavor.
DAIGO AOKI and SHOJI SATO
Even though they have (mostly) good intentions, these two troublemakers always present themselves with a biting, edgy roughness, which is why their snack equivalent is the sweet and savory goodness that is the Showa No Yoshoku Shittori Ham Katsu Senbei. These shittori rice crackers come with an intense hamu katsu flavor that Daigo and Shoji wouldn’t be able to get enough of.
Whether you’re looking for a bite to munch on for your next binge session of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, or channel your favorite Food Wars! characters and inspire your inner chef with some Japanese snacks, make sure to check out these snacks and more at the Bokksu Market today.
By Jillian Giandurco